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General Discussion / Repairing pot metal
« on: November 14, 2012, 08:43:53 AM »
I have several inside door handles and window cranks with fractures.  Can these be "fixed" so they can be re-plated?
Thanks,  frank

General Discussion / Re: I need some advise...
« on: October 27, 2012, 09:55:41 AM »
Great idea and nice work!!  Used dowels for screw holes, never thought about toothpicks!  As Tinkeys said "Do once do it right."

General Discussion / Re: I need some advise...
« on: October 23, 2012, 08:50:20 PM »
Kim, I have a listing of colors from old magazine, but it must be with the pic of a PA 2dr Thrift - lord knows where they are, however;

Checkout for possible combos with Ditz-Lac Intermix #s.  Their listings are in the same format I can't locate. They list several Green/Green.  Be sure to check the colors for 1929 Chrysler also.  My understanding, the dealers could special order for colors in the Chrysler family.
Good luck!!

General Discussion / Re: Oil Vac
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:06:33 AM »
Checked my block and saw no marking, just on pump cover.

Re: no vacuum, I remember the gasket for the pump cover plate being "paper thin."  I made a new one of thicker material and lost vac.

The reason vac tank driven by oil pump was that, if oil pump quit working, eventually engine would run out of gas before engine was ruined for lack of lubrication.  This is the story I was told - you be the judge!  Chet's explanation is much better.

General Discussion / Re: Issuses regarding cylinder head 1929U
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:16:08 PM »
1.  When the screw is removed, this allows finding top dead center of piston No. 4.
2&3  I'm sorry, I don't know, but someone will.

General Discussion / Re: New member - Plymouth 1929 Two Door Sedan
« on: October 05, 2012, 10:02:47 AM »
Welcome!  Great to see a 2-door Sedan.  As a recent member myself, you will find a wealth of info in past discussions.

General Discussion / Re: I need some advice...
« on: September 29, 2012, 02:17:46 PM »
Kim,  I believe the metal below radiator and fenders is called a splash pan.   It took me years to find one in decent shape.  I see the gas tank is off, good decision.  Mine never was and the price was paid.  Thanks for your pictures documenting your progress.  frank

General Discussion / Re: I need some advice...
« on: September 27, 2012, 09:59:11 AM »
That is wonderful to have the history and the memories with it.  You will have fun and frustration.  Your goal, like mine, restore and drive it.  frank

General Discussion / Re: I need some advice...
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:53:26 PM »
Kim,  Great job!  Brings back old memories.  I believe the distributor housing is pot metal, so have the shop be careful if removing it.  frank

General Discussion / Re: I need some advice...
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:01:05 AM »
Kim,  I don't recall removing steering column, but always removed radiator.  As Ian suggested, I always removed the tranny also.  Once you have the clutch pedal off, it's all downhill.  Good luck!  frank

General Discussion / Re: Quiet Season
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:20:33 AM »
Chet,  That baby has come a long way, it's gorgeous!  Thanks for the pics.  frank

General Discussion / Re: Quiet Season
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:33:28 PM »

I sincerely hope it doesn't rain on your parade next week.  If it does, keep an eye on the wiper blade.  Mine flew off once, put it back for the rest of the trip, but don't know if ever identified root cause.  Need a new one though.

May you have fair weather to enjoy.

General Discussion / Re: Front engine mount
« on: August 20, 2012, 11:52:59 AM »
Hi Ian,

The best measurement from my 29U sedan is 1.25 " of the rubber itself, that is, not including mounting plates.  I know I replaced rubber and have no recall of where I got info on thickness.

Good luck!

General Discussion / Re: New member 1929U 4dr
« on: August 16, 2012, 01:06:07 PM »
Thanks, guys.  And I don't mind being included in the new/young, for a change.

Great feeling to getting it running, isn't it!?  Good for you!


General Discussion / New member 1929U 4dr
« on: August 12, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
Hello everyone,

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the great pictures of your beautiful cars and reading all the various posts.  It stirs the passion to get working on mine again after 22 months in storage.  Unfortunately, other work must be done first.

I also can't provide pictures, at this time - no digital camera.  Maybe if old fashion photos can be scanned, I might be in business.  A little background; This Ply was my first car and bought in Aug 1965 before I started my senior year in high school in Kansas.  I can still see my mothers' face when it was deposited in her garage; rusty, a top with a few wood bows, interior of seat springs plus other rusty junk, and the engine didn't run.  It was to be my college car, and drove it daily, when it ran (wood for fabric in u-joints doesn't last long)  Anyway, my parents graciously kept in their garage after graduation, army and until married and bought a house with a garage in Minnesota.

Getting too nostalgic here, but the memories of working on that heap with my dad and friends are ones I wouldn't trade.  I know many of you know exactly what I mean.

I have attempted to restore to original and use the vacuum tank as intended.  The post about overflowing got my attention.  I had the same problem several years ago while driving to POC meet 200 miles into Wisconsin.  A retired GM engineer provided the solution after he slept on it a couple of days.

The cork float has a brass rod through its center and is held in place by a brass "washer" on the top and bottom.  The solder on the top broke and allowed the float to rise on the center rod above the specified level.  Even though the measured quantity of gas would empty the inner tank with the float malfunctioning, it wasn't burned quickly enough to use it all.  Since the oil pump worked like a champ, the internal tank was filled to the top and the extra gas went straight into the oil via the vac line - now that will cure high oil pressure!!  That's how I knew I had a problem in the first place, low reading on gauge.  This may not be the answer, but it fixed my problem.

Thanks for reading my ramblings.  I look forward to seeing other pics and posts of your cars and will provide any info I have.


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